TRON: Lightcycle Run Construction Update – Magic Kingdom – Early September 2020

Today we spent the day at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The day turned out to again be quiet and relaxing, allowing for rerides on some of our favorite rides. The highlight, however, was observing the active construction site of TRON: Lightcycle Run. Join us for a construction update of this highly anticipated new coaster: Continue reading “TRON: Lightcycle Run Construction Update – Magic Kingdom – Early September 2020”

A Forgotten Report for a Forgotten Resort

You may know that we traveled to the People’s Republic of China last fall to visit some of the world’s coolest theme parks. Every park stands out in their own way, especially in Asia. However, there is one park that ranked on our “worst parks” list but I can’t wait to revisit. I was in awe the entire time. In a way it was one of my favorite experiences ever. To set the mood, imagine a sprawling resort over mountains, spreading across a bay on the South China Sea. Golf courses, hundreds of villas, hotels, worlds to explore. Now imagine it all being abandoned. Continue reading “A Forgotten Report for a Forgotten Resort”

All Traditional Giga Coasters in the World – RANKED

We’re fortunate enough to have ridden all traditional Giga coasters in the world (that means lift-hill followed by several additional elements). We figured we may as well create a ranking of them all! We know our opinion can be a bit shocking at times, thus we asked Instagram followers on @thecoasterkings to guide is in creating this list. Some of the poll responses we just couldn’t agree with, but thank you readers for making the ranking process fun. Continue reading “All Traditional Giga Coasters in the World – RANKED”

The 5 Best Arrow Loopers

Alexander: Everyone that knows us knows we live for a good Arrow coaster – especially their loopers. We love nothing more than getting rattled around on some of Arrow’s rowdier concoctions, which brings us to this fairly-exhaustive list of our favorites (though we’re still missing some cool ones, like Fantasia Special and HotWheels Sidewinder). Continue reading “The 5 Best Arrow Loopers”

The 5 Best Disney Launch Coasters

Alexander: Beginning with resort-saving Space Mountain de la Terre a la Lune in 1995, Disney was the unlikely champion of the modern launch coaster; before Premier Rides, Intamin, and other industry juggernauts had their hand at next-generation launchers, Disney partnered with Vekoma to create the first new catapult-propelled coaster in over a decade (one that, unlike its predecessors, would run multiple trains on a circular track.

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Our 5 Favorite Disney Mine Train Roller Coasters

Sean: Disney loves their (mine) train themed coasters and every Disney Resort is home to at least one signature version! Today we take a look at five of the eight spread around the world to make our ranking. The selection ranges from classic Big Thunder Mountain Railroad installations to new-age versions such as Expedition Everest and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Continue reading “Our 5 Favorite Disney Mine Train Roller Coasters”




Chimelong Ocean Kingdom – Pure Astonishment

Sean: I don’t think I was ready. Ready to be in awe around every corner. Ready to be flabbergasted by record breaking attractions and truly amazing shows. Ready to give a park such high praise upon the first visit. Our visit to Chimelong Ocean Kingdom was eye-opening. Chimelong created a product no other company has even gotten close to – join us at our new favorite theme park on Earth. Continue reading “Chimelong Ocean Kingdom – Pure Astonishment”




Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

Sean: One of our last Shanghai parks was the brand new Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park! Home to many exhibits, killer whales, and the signature Steel Dolphin Intamin Blitz coaster, we were very much looking forward to visiting. Upon arrival we slowly started figuring out that this park is *just* shy of being a hit, but somehow charges prices comparable to Shanghai Disneyland. Let’s go explore. Continue reading “Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park”